Answered By: Kailah Neal
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2016     Views: 166

A peer-reviewed journal is a periodical where all of the articles are critically analyzed by experts in that discipline before being accepted for publication. Other characteristics of a peer-reviewed journal (also referred to as Scholarly, Academic, or Refereed), are that it contains original research by experts in a field, written for other experts or students, and cites previous research extensively inside the text, in footnotes or endnotes, and in a bibliography at the end.

To find peer-reviewed articles, visit the library homepage at wilmu.edu/library. Next, type your search into the box provided and click Search. On the next page you can narrow your results by checking the box next to "Peer-reviewed".